As seen in White House Down, the Presidential limo, aka The Beast, is not like any other limo. Learn more about The Beast by exploring the limo below. You can also make The Beast respond to your every whim. Tweet commands to the Beast and see what happens below! Please note that your Tweeted command will appear in your personal Twitter feed and in the "Tweets" section below.


Sample Commands

  • Open door
  • Backfire
  • Honk the horn
  • Start the engine
  • Do a donut
  • Burn rubber
  • Fire shotgun
  • Wave flag
  • Turn on headlights
  • Pop the hood

Powered by a 6.5-litre diesel engine fitted with a supercharger.


Night vision cameras allow for driving in darkness without headlights.

COMMAND: Turn on headlights

A fire fighting system is located in the trunk.

COMMAND: Set on fire

A bank of the president's blood is carried in the trunk at all times.

The tires are reinforced with Kevlar and can run when flat.

COMMAND: Pop a tire

The steel rims are designed to allow the car to drive at the same speed, even without tires.

COMMAND: Pop a tire

Placed on a GM truck chassis and weighs a staggering 14,000 lbs and only averages 8 mpg.

The glass is five-inches thick and hermetically sealed to secure it from chemical attack.

The Beast has its own oxygen supply.

The military-grade armor means the doors are eight-inches thick and weigh as much as a Boeing 747's.

COMMAND: Open the door

The president can't hear any outside noise, so speakers are built in to play the ambient sound of the crowd.

COMMAND: Play music

On both domestic and foreign trips, the limousine is transported in a C-17 Globemaster III, a large military transport aircraft.

There are holes in the front bumper of The Beast that can emit tear gas and fire smoke grenades.

COMMAND: Throw grenade

The underside is reinforced with a Kevlar mat to protect The Beast from bomb attacks.

An infrared video system allows the driver to drive through smoke.

COMMAND: Set on fire

Two flags, the American flag and the Presidential Standard, are flown and are lit up at night with LEDs.

COMMAND: Wave flag

Top speed is only 60 mph.


When on a remote visit, the Presidential Standard is replaced by the flag of the country he is visiting.

COMMAND: Wave flag

Seats seven: two seats up front, three rear-facing ones in the middle, and two at the back, one for the president and the other for a guest.

A sophisticated electronic communications system includes direct phones to the White House and internal Internet.

COMMAND: Phone home

Defense systems include a pump-action shotgun.

COMMAND: Fire gun

The Presidential State Car has no specific model name, but is called "The Beast" by the Secret Service.

Only the driver's window opens to allow for communication with Secret Service on foot alongside the car.

COMMAND: Roll down window